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death benefit
used in Freakonomics

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Definition
insurance or pension money payable to the beneficiaries of a person who dies
  • Then there were rackets like the Klan's Death Benefit Association, which sold insurance policies to Klan members and accepted only cash or personal checks made out to the Grand Dragon himself.
    p. 58.8
  • At J. T.'s direction, the ledgers had been rigorously compiled: sales, wages, dues, even the death benefits paid out to the families of murdered members.
    p. 95.4
  • There was another reason for the death benefits: the gang feared community backlash (its enterprise was plainly a destructive one) and figured it could buy some goodwill for a few hundred dollars here and there.
    p. 99.1

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